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A Timeless Symphony: Paper Republic's Ode to the Written Word.

Amidst the whirlwind of the digital age, a quiet sanctuary unfolds in the heart of Vienna. Paper Republic, orchestrated by the visionary Frenchman Jérôme Bacquias, is a haven for those who cherish the enduring beauty of the written word. Founded in 2013, this French-inspired haven offers a collection of exquisite journals and notebooks, each one a testament to craftsmanship and a celebration of the analog experience.

A Composition of Quality: A European Masterpiece

Imagine the finest ingredients meticulously sourced for a masterpiece. Paper Republic's materials are a testament to European heritage, a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation.

The supple, vegetable-tanned leather, free from chemicals, hails from Tuscany. It whispers tales of time-honoured techniques passed down through generations, promising to develop a rich patina, a unique story etched with every touch and every adventure.

The rich, earthy aroma of the leather evokes feelings of well-worn libraries and crackling fireplaces, transporting you to a bygone era of intellectual pursuits.

The paper, a smooth and creamy canvas for your thoughts, boasts impeccable sustainability credentials. Sourced from a premier Scandinavian mill, it's acid-free, wood-free, and FSC-certified – a symphony of quality played in perfect harmony with the environment. Each sheet is a testament to responsible forestry practices, ensuring the forests that breathe life into these pages continue to thrive for generations to come.

The Grand Voyager: Your Indispensable Companion on Life's Grand Expeditions

At the heart of Paper Republic's collection lies the "Grand Voyager," a notebook destined to become your confidant on life's grand expeditions.

More than just a holder of words, it's a trusted friend that matures with grace, just like the well-worn leather jacket you never take off. The Grand Voyager, along with every Paper Republic creation, embodies the company's unwavering commitment to meticulous craftsmanship and enduring materials.

Imagine the satisfying snap of the leather cover as you open it, the gentle whisper of the paper as your pen dances across the page. Every detail is an invitation to slow down, to savour the tactile experience of putting pen to paper, a stark yet beautiful counterpoint to the frenetic pace of the digital world.

A Philosophy of Harmony: Respect, Authenticity, and Transparency

Paper Republic resonates with a philosophy that finds solace in the fast-paced world.

Respect for the environment, a dedication to authenticity, and a commitment to transparent processes – these are the cornerstones upon which the company is built. Jérôme Bacquias, the conductor of this symphony, believes in crafting objects that transcend trends, a reflection of Paper Republic's dedication to quality and sustainability.

Every notebook and journal is a testament to this philosophy, meticulously crafted using materials sourced from family-run businesses across Europe. These partnerships are built on mutual respect and a shared commitment to excellence, ensuring the legacy of craftsmanship lives on.

L'Atelier: A Bespoke Crescendo - Where Your Vision Becomes Reality

For those who seek a truly individual expression, Paper Republic unveils "L'Atelier," a bespoke service that allows you to design your own leather companion.

Imagine a portfolio adorned with pockets precisely where you need them to house your travel essentials, a wallet boasting your favorite color from a palette of five, or a custom-sized journal that perfectly fits your hand and writing style.

L'Atelier transforms your vision into reality, each piece a one-of-a-kind creation crafted by skilled artisans brimming with pride.

The journey from request to finished product is a collaborative masterpiece, ensuring your unique item is a signature edition. The artisans take the time to understand your needs and preferences,ensuring the final product is not just beautiful, but an extension of yourself.

The Future of Paper: A Bright Melody Enduring in the Digital Age

In a world dominated by screens and fleeting digital interactions, Paper Republic stands as a beacon of tangible beauty and enduring culture, centered around the firm belief that paper has a bright future as a canvas for artistic expression, timeless elegance, and personal expression.

The weight of a bound journal in your hand, the crinkle of a turned page, the permanence of pen on paper – these are all elements that connect us to the past and provide a foundation for the future.

Join the Symphony: A Community of Like-Minded Souls

Having had the privilege of working with the Paper Republic on the creation of purpose-built creations for us, we can attest to the intrinsically motivated dedication of each facet of its operations and Paper Republic's willingness to extend an invitation to join a community that cherishes freedom, cultural heritage, and the collective good.

Embrace the tactile pleasure of penmanship on premium paper, the rich aroma of vegetable-tanned leather, and the timeless elegance of products designed to be your companions for a lifetime.


Words by AW.

Photos courtesy of Paper Republic.


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